The members of the Children's Jury in Generation Kplus - Fabian Behrendt, Mathilda Fastabend, Felix Fuentes-Hare, Julian Leisle, Lilia Channary Noack, Mette Maren Schmahl, Fritzi Schneider-Reuter, Moritz Süßenbach, Sophie Tischmann, Tamino Köhne, Irma Weiche - give the following awards:
Crystal Bear for the Best Film: Ottaal (The Trap)
By Jayaraj Rajasekharan Nair, India 2015
This exceptional movie touched us all with its irresistible images of nature, laid-back music and amazingly gifted actors. The unique way of filming certain details blew us away. We think it’s important that such a sad and serious topic be tackled in a movie, though the film also managed to capture the humour and joy of life.
Special Mention: Jamais contente (Miss Impossible)
By Emilie Deleuze, France 2016
Using a lot of humour, this film tells an extraordinary story which we were able to relate too well. The film is brought to life by the phenomenal acting talent on display. The soundtrack is so compelling that we would have loved nothing more than to jump up and start dancing.
Crystal Bear for the Best Short Film: El inicio de Fabrizio (Fabrizio’s Initiation)
By Mariano Biasin, Argentina 2015
We thought this very humorous short film was interesting and funny. The actors were good and made us laugh. The message of the film reinforced our feeling that there’s no reason to rush when it comes to the first time.
Special Mention Short Film: Ninnoc
By Niki Padidar, Netherlands 2015
This short film sets itself apart from the others by describing a rather sad subject in a humorous way from the perspective of a child. The film uses beautiful examples to illustrate how each individual is different but nevertheless has a role to play within the community.